Smart Metering Energy Efficiency Improvement Project: Report and Recommendation of the President

Reports and Recommendations of the President | October 2023

The proposed project supports the Government of Bangladesh to enhance energy efficiency in the gas distribution subsector and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the installation of smart prepaid gas meters (SPGMs) for residential consumers in the greater Dhaka area and surrounding region. The project is expected to (i) deliver significant gas savings and prevent gas wastage; (ii) build awareness among customers on the safe and efficient use of gas; (iii) improve the financial performance of the gas distribution company by improving revenue streams and reducing billing, collection, and monitoring costs; (iv) improve management efficiency and enhance customer service of the gas distribution company; and (v) help meet Bangladesh’s climate mitigation targets for the gas distribution subsector as set out in the updated 2021 nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of Directors.

This document dated October 2023 is provided for the ADB project 56004-001 in Bangladesh.